The Wind Rose
“When he couldn’t hear the discordant sounds of the world he turned within and listened to the music of his soul.”
In this third and final adventure, the prophecy of the Moon Singer is realized. But it all revolves around the answer to one question: Can music actually create and destroy life? If David, whose deafness still eludes treatment, cannot hear it, will he be able to tap into music's power to save the planet from catastrophe?
The universe is alive with musical vibrations. This belief has its beginnings with the Greek philosopher and mathematician, Pythagoras, whose theorems on numbers bridged the divide between the spiritual and the scientific. The planets in the solar system, our bodies, and every life form vibrate to a certain frequency relatable to a musical tone. Some are harmonious and life affirming, others are discordant and destructive to our mental and physical well being.
Music theories form the plot for The Wind Rose, wherein a mad music professor plots revenge on society for the proliferation of harsh pop music at the expense of the Music of the Masters. (I know some “real world” music lovers who feel this way!). His weapon: discordant music compositions that create havoc on the world’s vibrations, causing such things as earthquakes and hurricanes.
In order for David to understand and complete his karmic mission, to manifest his destiny and once again save a life that means more to him than his own, he must decipher the cryptic musical codes that have been created for evil purposes. In unraveling these codes David will come to know his own soul's song, the one that allows his disability to become his greatest gift.
But throughout the Moon Singer Trilogy, amidst the mystery and fantasy, is a simple story of family love: a boy’s love for his dead mother whom he misses desperately; his love for and need to be protective of his younger sister; and the estranged love between father and son that David longs to repair.
The Wind Rose takes the fairy tale exploits of The Crystal Clipper and the Atlantis-like morality tale of The War Chamber to one of human dichotomy: our propensity to repeat the same mistakes over and over again and our deep desire to listen to the better angels of our nature. These might seem like lofty subjects for children, but I believe they have been presented in unpretentious terms that are also entertaining and enlightening.
Is there more? Yes, a prequel is in the works...